On April 30, Vice President Mike Pence, leader of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) to more than 15,000 nursing homes across America. These shipments provide a 14-day supply of PPE to staff working in the nursing homes.
FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor stated the agency sent the first shipments with a seven-day supply beginning in May, and a second wave is slated for early June. In total, FEMA will distribute 608,000 pieces of eye protection, 6.9 million masks, 6.4 million gowns, and 31.4 million pairs of gloves.
Bucks County facilities that received supplies include Juniper Village at Bucks County Rehab and SKD Care, Bensalem; Belle Reve Health Care Center, Milford; and Masonic Village at Warminster, Warminster.